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Babcock names new ice cream flavor after 'legen-dairy' band leader

Babcock Dairy names new flavor of ice cream after Mike Leckrone. 

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Babcock Dairy named a new ice cream flavor yesterday honoring soon-to-be retired UW-Madison Varsity Band Director Mike Leckrone for his dedication to the university. 

“March on Leckrone,” a vanilla cranberry swirl ice cream with white chocolate flakes, is Babcock Dairy’s newest flavor addition and pays homage to Leckrone’s 50-year-long career at UW-Madison. The announcement of this new flavor came a day before the start of the Varsity Band spring concert series, which will be Leckrone’s final performance at the university. 

UW-Madison community members took to social media to show their excitement for the new flavor and wish Leckrone well on his departure from UW-Madison. 

“Thanks Babcock Dairy for your oh so sweet recognition of a living legend!” UWisc Med Admissions tweeted Thursday. 

UW Band member Joey D'Amato also tweeted, “The man has his own ice cream flavor #ThanksMike.”  

Having an ice cream flavor named after him puts Leckrone among the likes of other notable Badgers such as Chancellor Rebecca Blank with Bec-Key Lime Pie and Barry Alvarez with Berry Alvarez. 

UW-Madison community members can now find these flavors along with March on Leckrone at Memorial Union, Union South and the Babcock Dairy Hall Shop on Linden Drive. 

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